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Acne: Before and After Treatment

Acne - John *

John is a 25-year-old male who has been struggling with acne for several years. The focus has always been through topical care, and he has tried numerous products to help him successfully manage the acne lesions and breakouts.

He came into the clinic looking for something to help his skin. Having provided various options, John decided to purchase the Flawless Clarifying Cleanser with Manuka Oil.

He sent us a message a week later, surprised at how well his skin was looking after incorporating the Clarifying Cleanser to his skin care routine.

The formulation of the Flawless Clarifying Cleanser with Manuka Oil consists of skin loving ingredients to cleanse the skin, neutralise bacteria, exfoliate the dead surface cells and reduce redness. These include bisabolol (hydrates to improve dry, damaged skin), papaya (anti-inflammatory enzymes), cucumber oil (cleanses inflamed skin), coconut oil (repairs damaged skin), lactic acid and white willow bark (exfoliated the dead cells that build up and trap bacteria in the skin).

All Salubre products are Practitioner Formulations and when creating a solution for a skin issue, we need to look at all aspects of that particular skin condition to give it the skin nutrients it needs to encourage the skin’s natural ability to heal and rejuvenate. 

Acne before and after images

Acne – Sally *

A 20 -year-old female looking for relief for her facial acne (cystic and pustules) and scarring. This had been an issue for many years, and she had tried a number of different topical products to help with clearing the skin.

Upon discussion during the initial consultation, Sally shared that her skin was troubling her and that she was self-conscious, and many friends and family would often comment that her skin looked bad. It was the combination of the acne lesions and the acne scarring from previous breakouts. Additionally, we discussed poor gut health that needed some attention as well. 

The treatment protocol was a combination of inner health and topical care.


Topical Care:


Inner health:

  • Herbal medicine – to clear inflammation in the skin, promote healing by encouraging circulation, nourishing gut health to support skin health.
  • Probiotics – to fortify gut microbiome to support skin microbiome.
  • Supplements – to reduce inflammation in the skin.
  • Acupuncture – promote circulation, support digestive health, regulate hormones and support immune health 

At first there was a marked improvement to the pustules, as they began to appear smaller and the redness in the face started to reduce. Over the coming weeks the cystic acne reduced and there were no flare ups around the menstrual cycle, as had been previously seen.

As the acne lesions started to subside, so did the acne scarring. Some acupuncture was administered in the face when the acne was gone, to help accelerate the healing of the acne scarring. 

The digestion was steadily improving and seeing an improvement in overall health and wellbeing. This also incorporated mental health, as often mental health was compromised with the health of the skin.

Initially the consultations were fortnightly and then they extended out to monthly.

Acne testimonial with before and after images


* Please note names were changed to keep patient details confidential.


Acne Skin Solutions 

Acne is the most common skin condition with most of us having experienced a level of acne at some stage of our life. But for some this can be very distressing and cause scarring if left untreated.

Salubre’s Flawless Skincare range is formulated to:

  • reduce inflammation in the skin and reduce redness.
  • neutralise bacteria to reduce blemish and acne lesions.
  • rejuvenate the damaged skin barrier to improve texture and tone.
  • balance the skin’s pH level to restore a healthy skin microbiome.
  • clear toxic build up in the pores and astringe the pores to minimise future breakouts in frequency and intensity.

Some of the ingredients that help us achieve these results are oils such as sea buckthorn, tamanu and hemp, extracts such as burdock, astragalus, honeysuckle, and dandelion, exfoliators such as lactic acid and white willow bark.  This is just a small selection of the natural and organic ingredients used to create the results driven Flawless Skincare range for blemish and acne prone skin.

Flawless skincare range for acne prone skin